The above is a photo of a white Obama organizer canvassing the beauty shops of Horry County, South Carolina. This is in the New York Times. Uh, PROBLEM. This B.S. is not gonna do. South Carolina is among the most racially polarized places in the nation and as such, sending a white woman to do a sistah’s job is simply insane-especially when people believe Obama will be assassinated should he be elected.
This photo underscores the skepticism that I’ve been feeling for some time towards his candidacy and his campaign organization. They knew they had to do the church thing and have done that. They knew they had to organize the whole state and have done that. They have even reached out to white voters, even though that is largely a waste of time in the Deep South when your candidate is black.
They knew what had to be done and still managed to have a white woman photographed as an organizer in black beauty shops. While this photo may make the career of this chick, it will do nothing for Barack Obama’s quest for the White House. It shouldn’t have been allowed to happen given the fact that Obama has a sistah running his operation in South Carolina. The sistah running Hillary’s South Carolina operation must be laughing hysterically because it proves which sistah is on top of her game.
Finally, this picture reveals that despite the massive amounts of organizing they’ve done, it is still amateur hour in the Obama camp. Having a white woman become the face of your campaign, when you’re in a fight to the death for black voters already skeptical of your chances against the most powerful political machine on earth, ain’t never a good idea.